Saturday, May 14, 2016

My Favorite Feature Films

What a person loves, enjoys, delights in, and likes reveals the kind of person he is and will become.

As Henry Scougal wrote:
"The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love. He who loveth mean and sordid things doth thereby become base and vile, but a noble and well-placed affection doth advance and improve the spirit into a conformity with the perfections which it loves."
This applies even to the kind of movies a person enjoys.  So, for what it's worth (or perhaps I should say, for what I'm worth) here are my ten favorite feature films. 

10. Jesus.  The most translated, most viewed film in human history.  Available online for free in over a thousand lip-synced languages.  Unlike most Bible movies, this one is quite accurate.

9. The Runner from Ravenshead.  Cute child actors deliver a message that even adults need to hear.

8. The Woman Who Willed a Miracle.  The wonderful true story of May Lemke and her son Leslie.  (Whom I got to hear perform in person when I was a child.)

7. Pamela's Prayer.  Beautiful portrayal of what a Christian courtship can look like. 

6. The Appointment.  Tense, sobering reminder that it is appointed for men to die once, and then comes the judgment (Hebrews 9:27).

5. Audacity.  How do you share Jesus with a homosexual?  Watch this!  (Complete movie is online for free.)

4. Fireproof.  My favorite of the Kendrick brothers' productions, because I feel the gospel is presented most clearly in it. 

3. Treasures of the Snow.  A story of costly forgiveness set in Switzerland.

2. Time Changer.  Is belief in Jesus necessary for society to have morals?  Professor Carlisle finds out, with the help of a time travel machine!

And my all time favorite film?

1. Behind the Sun.  The story of a young Muslim man who becomes a Christian, and must decide how much he is willing to lose to follow Jesus. 

P.S. Luke, I hope you like my list! :)

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